Experts & Staff

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91 Featured Experts



Renuka Iyer

Chief Human Resources Officer

Renuka Iyer

O.P. Agarwal

CEO, WRI India

O.P. Agarwal

Shailesh Sreedharan

Acting Chief Operations Officer

Program Experts & Staff

Avni Agarwal

Project Associate, Climate Program, WRI India

Varun Agarwal

Senior Project Associate, Climate, WRI India

Varun Agarwal

Sripathi Anirudh

Project Associate, Energy Program, WRI India

Sripathi Anirudh

Dhawal Ashar

Senior Manager, Sustainable Cities and Transport, WRI India Sustainable Cities

Saransh Bajpai

Senior Manager, Climate Program, WRI India

Saransh Bajpai

Gagandeep Bajwa

Lead – Human Resources, WRI India

Preety Bhandari

Senior Advisor, Global Climate Program and the Finance Center

Preety Bhandari

Trace Carlson

Operations Manager, Air Quality Program

Trace Carlson

Jyot Chadha

Deputy Director, NUMO Alliance

Subrata Chakrabarty

Senior Manager, Climate, WRI India

Radha Chanchani

Managing Associate, Research & Practice, WRI India Sustainable Cities

Purnanjali Chandra

Project Associate, Urban Water Resilience, WRI India Sustainable Cities

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Tanmoy Chatterjee

Senior Manager, Sustainable Landscape Restoration, WRI India

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Anupama Choudhary

Manager, Cognos BI Analyst/Financial Reports

Pulakesh Das

Senior Project Associate, WRI India

Dnyanada Deshpande

Strategy Head - Communications, WRI India

Ela Dhankhar

Intern, UrbanShift, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Ela Dhankhar

Ayesha Dinshaw

Manager, Climate Resilience, WRI India

Anamika Dutt

Manager, PMEL, Energy Program, WRI India

Anamika Dutt

Rohit Eswar

Training and Development Coordinator, WRI India

Chirag Gajjar

Head Subnational Climate Action, WRI India

Madhavi Ganeshan

Director of Engagement

Mrunmayee Godbole

Manager, Global Operations, WRI India

Vikas Guntur

Senior Associate, Operations, WRI India

Ashwini Hingne

Manager, Climate, WRI India

Venkat Iyer

Manager, Restoration Finance, Global Restoration Initiative

Vijay Jagannathan

Senior Fellow, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Bharath Jairaj

Director, Energy, WRI India

Meenakshi Kakar

Associate, Sustainable Landscapes & Restoration, WRI India

Sonal Karia

Finance Lead, Operations, WRI India

Ulka Kelkar

Director – Climate, WRI India

Manal Khan

Communications Lead, UrbanShift, WRI Ross Center For Sustainable Cities

Jayahari KM

India Country Coordinator, Food and Land Use Coalition (FOLU); Associate Director, Sustainable Landscape & Restoration, WRI India

KM Jayahari

Vishant Kothari

Manager, Electric Mobility, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Deepak Sriram Krishnan

Associate Director, Energy, WRI India

Abhinand Krishnashankar

Project and Research Analyst, Air Quality, WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities

Abhinand Krishnashankar

Vaisakh Suresh Kumar

Project Associate, Energy Program, WRI India

Vaisakh Suresh Kumar

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